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The inspiration for this very limited production wine came from the love of the vineyard and the superior grapes provided to Portalupi by grower, Ann Kraemer. The soil is close to the soils in Piemonte where Barbera originates from. Hand crafted with pedigree wine-making practices and made in the Barbera d’Asti style with balanced acidity and able to age longer. Originally just 50 case production. An exclusive barrel regime included aging 14 months in 50% new Hungarian oak and 50% 1 year old American Oak barrels.
This wine is a passionate expression of Barbera. A rich, unique and forward expression of the Barbera grape and it’s terroir. Old World style Barbera with flavors of dark plum, licorice, black mission fig and dried strawberry.
To showcase the wine, a label that expresses the spirit of Cal Ital was developed and for collectors,
a magnificent black lacquer 3 bottle box.
Our 2020 Riserva Barbera grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Ranch is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world. In short order, this vineyard has proven to be a true star.
My mother taught me how to make this! A rich and very filling meal unto itself.View Recipe